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Anyone who has ever taken their kids in their car and has been distracted even for a moment, is just as likely to kill them as Ace was by going outside in his sailboat.

Bad judgement and lack of planning can afflict anyone and everyone at some time. The consequences can be fatal instantly or over a period of days.

We have all been saved or hurt because of a quirk of fate. "Judge not lest you be judged" applies to everyone, not just the bible thumpers.
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Anyone who has ever taken their kids in their car and has been distracted even for a moment, is just as likely to kill them as Ace was by going outside in his sailboat.

Bad judgement and lack of planning can afflict anyone and everyone at some time. The consequences can be fatal instantly or over a period of days.

We have all been saved or hurt because of a quirk of fate. "Judge not lest you be judged" applies to everyone, not just the bible thumpers.
This is so true - every day, I see mothers texting while driving with kids in the car.
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Most people were very respectful - in fact, they called out one person who might not have been. If you are too distraught to be logical and not abusive, you may want to take some time before commenting again.

Thats exactly what i am talking about ,

I was rescued off KY hit by a Waterspout and people on here called me a lair . even the mods.
So I had to remove my thread. most people on here are rude and have nothing but insults to contribute.

People were in the position to help but did nothing.
I gave him a gps a better sailboat a Bristol that he left behind,
and i welded his helm on the doomed boat.
i gave him a anchor and a main sail.list goes on.
And the kids were not in school or taking class of any kind ,police knew this and did nothing.
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Thats exactly what i am talking about ,


People were in the position to help but did nothing.
I gave him a gps a better sailboat a Bristol that he left behind,
and i welded his helm on the doomed boat.
i gave him a anchor and a main sail.list goes on.
And the kids were not in school or taking class of any kind ,police knew this and did nothing.
Hey - no judgement here - trying to understand what you are saying. You actually knew the father? Any info you can share - positive or otherwise I think helps everyone.

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Thats exactly what i am talking about ,

I was rescued off KY hit by a Waterspout and people on here called me a lair . even the mods.
So I had to remove my thread. most people on here are rude and have nothing but insults to contribute.

People were in the position to help but did nothing.
I gave him a gps a better sailboat a Bristol that he left behind,
and i welded his helm on the doomed boat.
i gave him a anchor and a main sail.list goes on.
And the kids were not in school or taking class of any kind ,police knew this and did nothing.
Huh?!

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Thats exactly what i am talking about ,

I was rescued off KY hit by a Waterspout and people on here called me a lair . even the mods.
So I had to remove my thread. most people on here are rude and have nothing but insults to contribute.

People were in the position to help but did nothing.
I gave him a gps a better sailboat a Bristol that he left behind,
and i welded his helm on the doomed boat.
i gave him a anchor and a main sail.list goes on.
And the kids were not in school or taking class of any kind ,police knew this and did nothing.
Yes, I was confused by this as well. It sounds like two different stories? You were once rescued off the coast of Kentucky? What coast of Kentucky?

Then you say people were in a position to help but didn't. Help who? You when you were in a water spout? Or the father in this Florida tragedy?

Then you jump to a story about loaning someone a GPS and another boat. Who did you loan a GPS and a boat to? I understand that the man in the Florida tragedy was trying to move his boat to a boatyard to get repairs? He had to take his boat to be able to get the repairs done on it. I don't understand your post.
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Yes, I was confused by this as well. It sounds like two different stories? You were once rescued off the coast of Kentucky? What coast of Kentucky?

Then you say people were in a position to help but didn't. Help who? You when you were in a water spout? Or the father in this Florida tragedy?

Then you jump to a story about loaning someone a GPS and another boat. Who did you loan a GPS and a boat to? I understand that the man in the Florida tragedy was trying to move his boat to a boatyard to get repairs? He had to take his boat to be able to get the repairs done on it. I don't understand your post.
i needed rescued off KW '"post is in my profile "and people called me a liar,,, yes you too Donna.

yes i was friends with Ace and helped him and fixed his gear and gave him a gps, main sail and other items.

No one else in the area seemed to care about helping the Kimberly family or their living conditions.

then i read how people on this site would have gave him anything he needed yeah BS.

This site has treated me horribly when trying to help give info and help people learn from my mistakes.

I wanted to see what people posted about this and thats why i stopped by.

i read how he **** in the water and a argument going back 2 pages. it pissed me off .
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Re: Coast Guard Searching for Father, 3 Kids off of Florida

Ah, 'KW' == Key West , FL., and 'KY' is maybe a mis-typing of 'KW'?

'KW' should be more obvious, but to folks reading this from further away, it might not be.

I dont think people intend you (GAH) any insult, it's just hard to understand what you are writing. If anything, I think people reading this are very curious to hear what you have to say, as you have a lot of personal knowledge about the situation and the people involved.
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